It definitely wasn't the prettiest way to lower the unemployment rate 20 basis points to 8.1%, but employment data released this morning noted the addition of 96,000 jobs, well below the 120,000 economists had been forecasting. The S&P 500
Companies that helped the S&P 500
Today was a fantastic today to be involved in the mining business, following the announcement from China that it plans to spend $156 billion in steel-intensive infrastructure projects.
Cliffs Natural Resources
Also getting a boost from this news was Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
Companies that hindered the S&P 500
However, it wasn't all peaches and cream for Kraft Foods
Chip-making giant Intel
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